St. Roch Cemetery - 1.5hrs

Now is your chance to tour one of the least visited but most popular cemeteries in New Orleans.

St. Roch Cemetery, founded in 1874, was established by the Rev. Peter Leonard Thevis. According to legend, during the deadly outbreak of yellow fever in 1868, Rev. Thevis prayed to St. Roch, the Patron Saint of Good Health, and vowed to build a chapel to the Saint if his congregation was spared. When no one died, a shrine and a chapel were built.

This cemetery was truly neighborhood-centric. With a large population of working-class Germans and French, it was a focal point of the community for both religious and social events.

St. Roch Cemetery is also unique in that it has the Stations of the Cross depicted with statuary carved in Italy by the workshop of Italian sculptor Enrico Arrighini. An annual procession of the 14 stations is still celebrated every year on Good Friday.

This is an easy walk. Wheelchair accessible. Tips for the Guide are appreciated. Please leave us a review on Trip Advisor and/or Google.

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Duration (tours, trips, experiences, classes): 1.5hrs
Listing created Jul 9, 2022

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